April 28, 2017
Did you know 90% of NASCAR race shops are located in Cabarrus County and the surrounding area? Get a behind-the-scenes look into how teams prepare for race day on a tour, and who knows? You may even catch a glimpse of your favorite driver and crew members! Here are some of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race shops here in Cabarrus County.
Chip Ganassi Racing
Stop in and spend some time at this state-of-the-art facility in Concord. The vast viewing area allows fans to get up close to the action as crews prepare for the next race. Looking for your apparel, die-cast replicas, caps or other souvenirs? You’ll find them at the team store right on campus.
Located just one mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway, HMS is the home of four NASCAR Cup Series teams. Behind the wheels are seasoned Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson, hometown hero and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr., and 2016 Cup Series Rookie of the Year, Chase Elliott. See inside at viewing areas in both the 48/88 and 5/24 shops, and visit the Museum & Team Store featuring Hendrick history and exclusive souvenirs such as tires and lug nuts used in competition.
Roush Fenway Racing
Start your experience with the roar of the engines as pit crews practice on campus. Step inside the 100-seat theater to see some of Roush Fenway Racing’s greatest moments, and share their pride by taking in the winning cars, trophies and memorabilia on display. Before you leave, stop at RFR’s retail store for apparel and other official merch.
Experience the energy inside this 140,000-square-foot facility owned by 2011 Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and founder of Haas Automation, Gene Haas. Winning race cars are on display with nostalgic racing portraits trophies and more. Preview how cars come together through large viewing windows, and with new drivers added to the team’s lineup in 2017, the team store at SHR is the perfect place to pick up the latest gear.
These are just a few of the race shops fans can explore while visiting “Where Racing Lives!” Find the full list of race shops in the Charlotte Region at WhereRacingLives.com. Schedule tours in advance, pick up directions, and find even more ways to discover motorsports heritage at the Visitor Center. Call 800-848-3740, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat with us now.